Our prizes

For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Victoria University, Story Wines and the National Union of Workers. In 2016, we’re pleased to again run both the NUW Fair Australia and the Neilma Sidney Short Story prizes.

Below is the list of prizes we’re running this year, along with their opening dates. Visit the individual prize page to find out details and guidelines.

Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers

Worth $8000. Now open.

Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize

Worth $20,000. Now closed. Will reopen 1 June 2017.

Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Worth $5000. Now closed. Will reopen 12 September 2017.

Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets

Worth $9000. Now closed. Will reopen 12 September 2017.

Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers

Prize: $5000 and a three-month residency. Currently closed. Will reopen 1 December 2017.

Story Wine Prize

Worth $5000. Now closed. Will reopen in 2018.